Wilco Louw comes in for fellow Bok tighthead Frans Malherbe for the game against the Blues. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix
Wilco Louw comes in for fellow Bok tighthead Frans Malherbe for the game against the Blues. Photo: Ryan Wilkisky/BackpagePix

Louw, Van Zyl to start for Stormers clash against the Blues

By Wynona Louw Time of article published Feb 27, 2020

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Loosehead prop Kwenzo Blose will make his Stormers debut when he comes off the bench against the Blues at Newlands on Saturday. 

The starting team features two changes to the one that beat the Jaguares in Cape Town last weekend. Both changes are in the pack. 

In the front row, Wilco Louw comes in for fellow Bok tighthead Frans Malherbe, with Blose providing cover among the replacements in the place of the injured Ali Vermaak.

At lock, Chris van Zyl returns to the run-on side, with Salmaan Moerat, who started last week, moving to the bench. 

Among the replacements, Cobus Wiese comes in for Johan du Toit. 

The Round Five match kicks off at 3.05pm. 

Starting XV: 15 Dillyn Leyds, 14 Sergeal Petersen, 13 Ruhan Nel, 12 Jamie Roberts, 11 Seabelo Senatla, 10 Damian Willemse, 9 Herschel Jantjies, 8 Juarno Augustus, 7 Pieter-Steph du Toit, 6 Jaco Coetzee, 5 JD Schickerling, 4 Chris van Zyl, 3 Wilco Louw, 2 Scarra Ntubeni, 1 Steven Kitshoff (capt) 

Replacements: 16 Chad Solomon, 17 Kwenzo Blose (Stormers debut), 18 Frans Malherbe, 19 Salmaan Moerat, 20 Cobus Wiese, 21 Ernst van Rhyn, 22 Godlen Masimla, 23 Jean-Luc du Plessis.

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